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Dec 02 2014

New publications are available at the Scout Report!

Gender Equality Data and Statistics

This data portal is a virtual goldmine of worldwide statistics on gender, based on data sets gathered by the United Nations and the World Bank. Built as a tool for the assessment of World Bank funding of “gender-informed activities,” the information gathered here is useful for researchers of all kinds, as well as anyone curious about how global resources are being allocated by gender. To start, click the Visualize Gender Equality map on the homepage, which visually displays the shifting landscape of labor force participation between 1990 and 2012. The Data Visualization App is home to other related visual aids. Readers can peruse statistics and articles by region (e.g.  East Asia & Pacific, Europe & Central Asia, etc.) and by country. Other resources include Thematic Data, Microdata for Researchers, and World Bank Lending Data.

Comparative Mammalian Brain Collections

The University of Wisconsin, the University of Michigan, and the National Museum of Health and Medicine have come together to assemble one of the world’s largest collections of well-preserved mammalian brains. Now readers can access photographs of the brains of over 100 different species and view stained sections of a variety of brains, including those of humans, sea lions, and otters. Readers can scout the site by the List of Specimens, which is organized both by common name and scientific name or read selections about Brain Sections, Brain Evolution, and Brain Development, among other topics. This site will be of interest to biology teachers or anyone with an interest in the fascinating world of mammalian brains.

[Source: Scout Report, Volume 20, Number 46, November 28, 2014]

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Apr 02 2013

Read top cited papers from Demography

Demography presents the highest quality original research of scholars in a broad range of disciplines, including anthropology, biology, economics, geography, history, psychology, public health, sociology, and statistics. The journal encompasses a wide variety of methodological approaches to population research. Its geographic focus is global, with articles addressing demographic matters from around the planet. Its temporal scope is broad, as represented by research that explores demographic phenomena spanning the ages from the past to the present, and reaching toward the future.

2011 Impact Factor: 1.931

Top cited papers from Demography:

You may click here to view the most downloaded articles which are downloaded live and in real-time Demography.

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b1391568

[Source: SpringerLink]

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Mar 01 2013

Free Selected Articles from Social Network Analysis and Mining

Social Network Analysis and Mining (SNAM) is a multidisciplinary journal serving researchers and practitioners in academia and industry. It is the main venue for a wide range of researchers and readers from computer science, network science, social sciences, mathematical sciences, medical and biological sciences, financial, management and political sciences. We solicit experimental and theoretical work on social network analysis and mining using a wide range of techniques from social sciences, mathematics, statistics, physics, network science and computer science.

Read, download and save these articles online. They are available online for free until April 15, 2013:

You may click here to view the most downloaded articles which are downloaded live and in real-time from Social Network Analysis and Mining.

[Source: SpringerLink]

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Sep 28 2012

Free Highly Cited Papers from Demography

Demography presents the highest quality original research of scholars in a broad range of disciplines, including anthropology, biology, economics, geography, history, psychology, public health, sociology, and statistics. The journal encompasses a wide variety of methodological approaches to population research. Its geographic focus is global, with articles addressing demographic matters from around the planet. Its temporal scope is broad, as represented by research that explores demographic phenomena spanning the ages from past to present, and reaching toward the future.

2011 Impact Factor: 1.931

These recent articles have been highly cited and are available to read for free until September 30th, 2012:

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b1391568

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Sep 30 2010

StatProb: The Encyclopedia Sponsored by Statistics and Probability Societies

StatProb.com is a free online encyclopedia of statistics and probability hosted by Springer and sponsored by leading statistical societies.  All contributions have been approved by an editorial board chosen by the sponsoring statistical societies. Anyone can view articles. To submit a new article or propose a change in an existing article, one must create an account.

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Oct 30 2008

Handbooks Online

Handbooks Online - Version 6.0 is a searchable web tool that provides access to the National Center for Education Statistics Data Handbooks for elementary, secondary, and early childhood education. These Handbooks offer guidance on consistency in data definitions and in maintaining data so that they can be accurately aggregated and analyzed. The online Handbook database provides the Nonfiscal Handbooks in a searchable web tool. This database includes data elements for students, staff, classrooms, and education institutions.  [Source: National Center for Education Statistics]

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